Boot will not open

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Boot will not open

Post by jonti007 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:25 am

For some reason my boot wont open, I can feel the click when I use the key buton and I have tried to open the lid with the key manually. so with some difficulty I dropped the back seats ( through the ski flap) but there is nothing obvious that would jam the mechanism.
Any ideas as to what I do next?

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Re: Boot will not open

Post by frog » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:03 am

My 406 coupe suffered the same, the lock was completely stuck. Turned out that the locking actuator (motor) of the lock had jammed.

What i did: climb into the boot through the dropped back seats, armed with a torch and screwdriver. Uncovered the lining by popping off the plugs that hold the lining in place (usually one or two of these plugs will break :cry: ) Then i was able to operate the rods to the lock in order to open the boot lid. With the boot lid open i could remove and replace the lock motor .
Current "fleet":
2003 406 Estate 2.0HDi 110 - 7 seater
2001 Citroen Saxo 1.6i 8v 100

Previously owned:
2000 406 Sedan 2.0 HDi 90
2000 406 Coupé 2.0i 16v 138 - Riviera Blue

PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Netherlands.

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